Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
17,390 2.4 % (4) $67,870 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $28,290 $40,490 $59,180 $81,910 $119,830
  (4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,100 0.37 (4) $61,720
Junior Colleges 6,080 0.81 (4) $79,890
Other Schools and Instruction 130 0.03 (4) $22,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 6,080 0.81 (4) $79,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,100 0.37 (4) $61,720
Other Schools and Instruction 130 0.03 (4) $22,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 6,080 0.81 (4) $79,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,100 0.37 (4) $61,720
Other Schools and Instruction 130 0.03 (4) $22,540


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,440 0.15 1.23 (4) $100,590
Texas 1,850 0.16 1.27 (4) $63,250
New York 1,500 0.17 1.33 (4) $75,470
Pennsylvania 1,120 0.19 1.57 (4) $60,200
North Carolina 970 0.23 1.86 (4) $60,850




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 610 0.44 3.58 (4) $46,130
South Dakota 150 0.37 2.99 (4) $59,660
Virginia 860 0.23 1.85 (8) (8)
North Carolina 970 0.23 1.86 (4) $60,850
Washington 650 0.21 1.72 (4) $50,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,440 0.15 1.23 (4) $100,590
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) (4) $84,160
Missouri 140 0.05 0.40 (4) $82,510
Michigan 440 0.10 0.84 (4) $82,240
New Hampshire 60 0.10 0.80 (4) $77,310





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 750 0.18 1.43 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 700 0.11 0.86 (4) $88,640
Salt Lake City, UT 420 0.62 5.02 (4) $33,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 340 0.14 1.11 (4) $55,010
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 300 0.10 0.82 (4) $66,070
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.24 1.95 (4) $40,170
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.18 1.45 (4) $114,380
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 240 0.18 1.48 (4) $67,620
Pittsburgh, PA 230 0.20 1.61 (4) $68,820
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 220 0.30 2.40 (4) $56,920




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
College Station-Bryan, TX 130 1.22 9.87 (4) $94,850
Harrisonburg, VA 60 1.01 8.12 (8) (8)
Utica-Rome, NY 90 0.72 5.80 (4) $54,860
Salt Lake City, UT 420 0.62 5.02 (4) $33,880
Amarillo, TX 60 0.54 4.40 (4) $51,330
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 220 0.37 3.00 (8) (8)
Lynchburg, VA 40 0.37 2.99 (4) $56,610
Sioux Falls, SD 50 0.32 2.62 (4) $57,710
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 220 0.30 2.40 (4) $56,920
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 90 0.30 2.44 (4) $70,670




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.18 1.45 (4) $114,380
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 30 0.18 1.42 (4) $111,830
College Station-Bryan, TX 130 1.22 9.87 (4) $94,850
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 0.56 (4) $89,260
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 160 0.12 0.94 (4) $89,160
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 700 0.11 0.86 (4) $88,640
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $87,340
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.12 1.00 (4) $83,410
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (8) (8) (8) (4) $82,350
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 50 0.04 0.34 (4) $82,330

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.87 7.01 (4) $58,080
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.81 6.50 (4) $53,300
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.37 2.96 (4) $66,270
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 3.35 (4) $46,170
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 4.41 (4) $62,540

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.92 7.40 (4) $63,000
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.87 7.01 (4) $58,080
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.81 6.50 (4) $53,300
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 4.41 (4) $62,540
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 3.35 (4) $46,170

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 2.86 (4) $72,320
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 2.27 (4) $71,830
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.91 (4) $70,940
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.37 2.96 (4) $66,270
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 2.91 (4) $65,180


About May 2016 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017